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'''Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.''' (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with ''The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table'' (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard in 1829, he briefly studied law before turning to the medical profession. He began writing poetry at an early age; one of his most famous works, "Old Ironsides (poem)|Old Ironsides", was published in 1830 and was influential in the eventual preservation of the USS Constitution|USS ''Constitution''. Following training at the prestigious medical schools of Paris, Holmes was granted his M.D. from...
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Law 23
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 21
Medicine 21
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 12
Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877 11
American poetry 9
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775 9
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 9
Literature, Modern 8
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 7
Medicine in Literature 7
Commercial law 6
Contracts 6
Courts 6
Equity 6
Literature 6
Presidents 6
Torts 6
Wills 6
Abernethy Pamphlets Collection 5
Boston Tea Party, 1773 5
Homeopathy 5
Mind and body 5
Gift books 4
United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 4
genealogy 4
American essays 3
American literature 3
Authors: H: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 3
Boston (Mass.) -- Description and travel 3
Boston (Mass.) -- Intellectual life 3
Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs 3
Christian poetry, American 3
Dentistry 3
England -- Description and travel 3
England -- Law History 3
Fourth of July orations 3
LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE 3
Law -- History 3
Law -- United States History 3
Medicine in literature 3
Poetry 3
Procedure (Law) 3
Procedure (Law) -- England 3
Procedure (Law) -- United States 3
Clergy 2
Crime 2
Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758 2
Gait 2
Hallucinations 2
Hallucinations and illusions. [from old catalog] 2
Harvard Medical School 2
Hygiene 2
Infectious Disease Transmission, Professional-to-Patient 2
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 2
Philosophy, Medical 2
Photography 2
Physicians 2
Poetry -- 19th Century 2
Poetry -- 19th century 2
Puerperal Infection 2
Science 2
Speech 2
United States 2
Walking 2
A Mortal Antipathy. 1
American essays -- 19th century 1
American literature -- Massachusetts Boston 1
American poetry -- 19th century 1
Anesthetics 1
Animal Shells 1
Anniversaries and Special Events 1
Antislavery movements 1
Artificial Limbs -- 19th Century 1
Artificial limbs 1
Birthday books 1
Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science 1
Boston Medical Library 1
Bread and the Newspaper 1
Bunker Hill, Battle of, 1775 -- Poetry 1
Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991 1
Cinders from Ashes 1
Common law 1
Crystallography 1
Currents and Counter-currents in Medical Science 1
Diagnosis 1
Dissent and Disputes 1
Education, Medical -- 19th Century Massachusetts 1
Elsie Venner 1
Ether 1
Geology 1
Gift Giving 1
Hallucinations and illusions 1
Hallucinogens 1
Harvard University 1
History of Medicine 1
History, 19th Century 1
Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions 1
Horses 1
Hymns, English 1
Illusions 1
Indexes 1
Indians, North American 1
Libraries 1
Libraries, Medical 1
Libraries, Medical -- 19th Century Massachusetts 1
Malaria 1
Medical Libraries 1
Medical education 1
Medical libraries 1
Medical writing 1
Memior 1
Memorial Day addresses 1
Mental Processes 1
Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics) 1
Molecular Structure 1
Mollusca 1
My Hunt after "The Captain" 1
Neill, Henry, 1815-1879 1
Neuralgia 1
Observation 1
Oration 1
Over the Teacups 1
Pamphlet 1
Parkman, George, 1790-1849 1
Philosophy, medical 1
Physical Examination 1
Physicians -- Massachusetts 19th Century 1
Physiology 1
Plants 1
Politics 1
Psychophysiology 1
Public health 1
Quarantine 1
Scholastic and Bedside Teaching 1
Schools, Medical 1
Some of My Early Teachers 1
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 1
Stereoisomerism 1
Surgery 1
Technology, Dental 1
The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table 1
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever 1
The Guardian Angel 1
The Inevitable Trial 1
The Medical Profession in Massachusetts 1
The Poet at the Breakfast Table 1
The Professor at the Breakfast-table 1
The Pulpit and the Pew 1
The Young Practitioner 1
Thoracic Diseases 1
Titles: E 1
Titles: G 1
Titles: M 1
Travel -- Europe 19th Century 1
Trees Massachusetts 1
Universities 1
Vision 1
War 1
Wit and Humor 1
Wit and Humor as Topic 1
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